Renault Kwid Climber first look
- Published On: 30 March 2017
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The car comes with an electric blue paint shade, signature orange highlights, all-new alloy wheels.
Renault revealed two concepts based on the Kwid at the Auto Expo last year. Based on the enthusiastic response to one of them, the Climber, Renault decided to bring the car to life as a special edition, albeit a more toned down version of the concept.
The Climber is available in three shades with signature orange highlights across the outside and inside. It is also the first variant of the Kwid to come fitted with alloy wheels. Up front, there’s now a faux silver skid plate with orange inserts to make the car look more rugged. The fog lamp housings get beefier looking plastic inserts.
The Climber comes with orange-finished door mirrors and regular black cladding to set it apart from the standard car. The roof rails also come finished with orange inserts while the front fender-mounted turn signals now come finished in orange. The Climber name adorns the car’s exterior - in bold on the front doors and on the corner of the rear windshield.
The dashboard features orange inserts around the centre console and side air-vents. The upper portion of the steering gets a partial cover, which uses the same shade as the remaining plastics on the steering, but features orange perforations and stitching. All four doors and the gear-lever on the manual model get orange plastic inserts too. The seats are finished in new fabric, with lateral supports of the seat base and backrest featuring orange fabric inserts. The floor mats also get an orange lining. The cabin features the use of the Climber name on the lower spoke of the steering, the front seat headrests and, interestingly, on the carpet in the boot.
The Climber is based on the top Kwid 1.0 RxT(O) trim, so it has the same equipment. Under the hood sits a 68hp, 999cc, three-cylinder engine paired to either a five-speed manual or AMT gearbox. The Climber is priced at ₹4.30 lakh for the manual and ₹4.60 lakh for the AMT (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi), making the two variants about ₹25,000 more expensive than the standard top trim.